6 safe watching apps for kids on Android and iPhone
If your child is bored and needs entertainment, these are the best YouTube alternatives for kids that you can install on your Android or iOS device.
You try to give a child a smartphone or tablet. They will quickly be on YouTube to watch your favorite videos. However, the truth is that YouTube is not particularly safe for children.
So if your child is bored and needs entertainment, these are the best YouTube alternatives for kids that you can install on your Android or iOS device.
Protect children from malicious YouTube videos with the following applications:
- 1. Jellies
- 2. Nick Jr.
- 3. KiddZTube
- 4. Kidoodle.TV
- 5. YouTube Kids
- 6. Netflix
Instead of letting your kids waste time watching cartoons, you can encourage them to learn with the Jellies app. Jellies are available for iOS, but you can also find it on Amazon App Store for Android devices.
Jellies handles videos by manually selecting each video that will be displayed to children. Behind Jellies there is human administration so you can be assured that your children are protected from everything harmful.
If you want more control, you can create a playlist yourself to limit what your children can see. Videos are grouped by age or by topic.
You get a 30-day trial yourself. After that, Jellies will charge $ 4.99 / month (VND 115,000).
2. Nick Jr.
Nick Jr.'s popular children's entertainment channel. There is a separate application (also known as Nick Jr.) so kids can watch their favorite videos safely. This application is completely free and available for both iOS and Android devices.
However, this application does not only contain video content. Nick Jr. There are also kid-friendly games and songs. All content is based on Nick Jr. programs, so there is no harm to children here.
Some TV shows require you to subscribe to Nick Jr. before you can see the content, but most of the content in the app is free.
Download Nick Jr. for Android | iOS (Free).
KiddZTube is another application, which helps keep children safe when enjoying video content. This application serves primarily for young children and preschoolers.
Videos that KiddZTube shows are selected from YouTube. The team responsible for this application is dedicated teachers. They choose videos, check their safety and add some extra content. Selected videos have additional quizzes, tutorials or some additional lectures.
Because the selection of content is in charge of educators, this is definitely an application that can help your child learn. However, apart from educational purposes, KiddZTube also has cartoons, music and interesting stories for your children to enjoy.
You have 14 days to try KiddZTube, then the monthly subscription costs $ 3.99 / month (VND 90,000).
Download KiddZTube for Android | iOS.
Another powerful alternative application on YouTube for kids is Kidoodle.TV, a subscription-based video streaming service. The videos are censored by the same parents as you.
When you open the app, you can choose the age of the video you want to watch, from 0 to 12 years old or "all ages" to see the entire range. You do not need an account, but if you subscribe, you will have access to parental control features. You can monitor usage, disable specific videos and set usage time limits.
The videos on Kidoodle.TV include educational, entertaining and fun content.
Kidoodle.TV is free to use, but you can disable ads with premium subscription packages. You also get 100GB of storage for home video storage, as well as access some additional videos. Optional subscription packages cost $ 4.99 (115,000 VND) per month, or $ 49.99 (VND 1,150,000) per year.
Download Kidoodle.TV for Android | iOS.
5. YouTube Kids
One of the best alternatives for YouTube is YouTube Kids. If you can't help YouTube's 'addiction', it's best to limit what they can see. YouTube Kids app, for Android and iOS, helps you do that and it's free.
YouTube Kids restricts YouTube access to prevent children from watching unsafe videos. However, installing YouTube Kids does not mean that your children are completely safe. Sometimes there are reports that there are still inappropriate videos and ads appearing in the app.
With the number of videos available on the platform, this is not too surprising, and you should continue to monitor your child's use if they use this application. For added peace of mind, you can turn off the video search feature and use timer as well as block specific YouTube videos or channels from being displayed.
Download YouTube Kids for Android | iOS (Free).
If you have subscribed to Netflix, there are many video content available for children. The Netflix app includes a separate section for children, including TV shows and movies aimed at children of all ages.
Since this is part of the main Netflix application, you need to first check out the parental control features on Netflix. These features allow you to prevent 'stray' children from entering adult content by adding a PIN code and restricting certain content. You can also adjust different profiles for different age groups.
All you need to do is create a new Netflix profile and select 'For Children' in the settings. You can also set more specific ages on the Netflix website, to limit content for both toddlers and older children.
The Netflix app also lets you download video content for viewing on the go, so this is a great app to help kids be more obedient when you're not home.
Download Netflix for Android | iOS (There is a free trial version, subscription costs $ 8.99 - 215,000 VND / month).
Applications like YouTube Kids exist because Google knows it's impossible to ignore the dangers of online video content for young children. These applications provide safer videos for children, but parents and educators should still be vigilant.
The YouTube alternatives for kids on this list are all reliable options, but since some videos still come from YouTube, you should still check before installing any applications.
Whatever decision you decide to make, the most important thing is to teach your children the basics of safety on the Internet, so that they can imagine what dangerous things to avoid.
Wish you can choose the right application!
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